Virginia Human Rights Acts; adds discrimination on the basis of disability. (HB1848)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful employment practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical and mental impairments of an otherwise qualified person with a disability, if necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation, from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee, or from requiring an employee to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations related to the disability. The bill creates a cause of action against any employer who denies any of the rights to reasonable accommodation afforded by the bill and permits the court or jury to award compensatory damages, back pay, and other equitable relief. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101176D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/14/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Committee substitute printed 21102987D-H1
01/20/2021Read first time

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